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Simpler Cuban Sandwiches

From An Expat Cooks

Simpler Cuban Sandwiches

Serves 4


  • 1 loaf French bread
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 pound (226 g) thinly sliced ham
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • Sliced kosher dill pickles
  • Butter


Slice the bread in half lengthwise. Spread one half with mayonnaise, the other with Dijon mustard. Layer the ham and Swiss cheese on one half of the bread. Layer the pickle slices over the cheese. Top with the other half of the bread.

Cut sandwich into quarters. In a large skillet or a flat-bottomed griddle, melt enough butter to coat the cooking surface over medium-high heat. Place the sandwich in the pan and press down with another heavy pan and grill until the cheese is melted.

*I placed mine in the oven and placed the pan with the potatoes we were also having on top of the sandwiches. It worked well.